European  competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager in Brussels in July 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

 “Force tech giants to share data rather than break them up (https://iti.ms/2ID4ElB)” stated the headline on a Reuters story this month, immediat(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

The HSE was the worst performing of six national health service websites surveyed by eprivacy firm Cookiebot.

Users of Health Service Executive web pages about sensitive topics such as HIV, crisis pregnancy and cancer mortality are having their data “continuo(...)

The US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook broke a consent order that it signed with the commission in 2011. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Facebook is in early talks with the US Federal Trade Commission over settling an investigation into privacy violations that could result in a record f(...)

Facebook beat forecasts with fourth-quarter results last week. Photograph: PA Wire

Facebook has said it will link its employee bonuses to criteria such as “making progress on the major social issues” the social network faces, marking(...)

 Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner,  said there are 16 ongoing investigations into technology companies.

Facebook faces seven separate data-protection investigations in the Republic as the data protection commissioner looks to take advantage of new rules (...)

There were reports that the app helped the social network identify potential targets for acquisition. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook is shutting down an app that paid $20 (€17.50) a month to people aged between 13 and 35 for allowing it to collect data on their iPhones. Th(...)

Facebook  argues that the penalty “challenges some of the basic principles of how people should be allowed to share information online”. Photograph: Getty Images

Facebook is lodging an appeal against the record fine of £500,000 (€564,450) levied against it for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The f(...)

Regulation of the tech sector is inevitable, Apple boss Tim  Cook has said, as free market has not worked to rein in data privacy abuses. Photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino /AFP/Getty Images

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook said new regulations for the tech industry are “inevitable” in the wake of a series of scandals, rejoining a debate t(...)

Gareth Lambe, head of Facebook Ireland: has secured agreement to lease the 14-acre Bankcentre campus in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The outdoor terrace at the top of Facebook’s international headquarters in Dublin gives the social media giant a bird’s eye view of Google’s office bl(...)

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